This week, we're saying a sad goodbye to our colleague, Elena.
During her time with the Charity, Elena has guided hundreds of supporters through their fundraising journeys, clapped and cheered for 150 runners at the Robin Hood Marathon alongside Trent Brass, handed out hundreds of doughnuts to Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust staff at Charity Tuesday Treats, and welcomed Mo the therapy pony on his first visit to Hayward House!
We're incredibly sorry to see Elena go, but we know that big and beautiful things await her. We want to thank her for everything she's done for the Charity and our supporters, and wish her well on the next stage of her life ❤️
Debbie Boyes is fundraising for Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust by taking part in Cycle Live Nottingham (formerly the Great Notts Bike Ride) next month. She's shared her story with us...
"On 13th June 2016 my beautiful granddaughter Ava was born, delivered by C-section. A short while afterwards, Ava developed complications. A scan showed that she had had a stroke, which led to severe brain damage on one side of her brain. This was a dreadful time for us all, but especially for my daughter, Zoe.
The support that was given at this time was amazing. From consultants, to nurses to the family liaison nurses, nothing was too much trouble. My daughter was able to remain near Ava in a family room and this was vitally important.
In September 2017, when Ava was 15 months old, she was diagnosed with a rare condition called Infantile Spasms. She was cared for by the Neurological team on ward E40, who again were supportive and helpful.
Ava has been left with severe brain damage on her left side, but with the support that she has been receiving from the hospital she is making huge leaps in her progress. I honestly cannot thank everyone enough.
I saw that Cycle Live Nottingham was advertised as a way of supporting the hospital and thought, wow, what a great way for me to raise some funds and also see some of the Nottingham countryside.
I wanted to raise money for the hospital to say thank you and ensure that other families have access to the same vital support when it is so very much needed. You never know when you will need this kind of help."
Find out how you can sign up for Cycle Live to fundraise for the Big Appeal for Nottingham Children's Hospital: https://www.nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk/events/cycle-live-nottingham/
Sponsor Debbie: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/debbie-boyes2
5 days done, 5 days to go! Our incredible supporters from the Rotary Club of Nottingham are over 500 miles into their epic John O'Groats to Lands End cycle, raising money for our Big Appeal for Nottingham Children's Hospital. Go well, gentlemen, you are doing BRILLIANTLY!
You can follow their progress at Rotary Club of Nottingham - John O'Groats to Lands End and sponsor them at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nottingham-rc-100-jogle
Our Big Appeal mascot, Little Robin Hood, has been chosen to take part in the mascot race at this year's Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Nottingham, one of the most prestigious triathlon events in the UK! 🏅 Also at the event, the British Squad, including Jonathan Brownlee, Vicky Holland, Jodie Stimpson and Tom Bishop, will be battling it out in the elite triathlon to qualify for Tokyo 2020!
We have an EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT ON GRANDSTAND TICKETS for anyone wanting to join the crowd in the grandstand. From the grandstand, you'll see all of the action unfold, with athletes (and mascots!) going past 28 times during their race. To get £5 off your grandstand ticket, just enter ' MASCOT5' at the checkout 🚶♂️🚶♀️🏃♂️🏃♀️
This week we've been so touched by the huge amount of support we've had for the Nottingham Children's Cancer Ward E39 ❤️ this is a Ward that is close to the hearts of many.
📸 Pictured below is, the family of current cancer patient Charley raised £1659 at little Charley's birthday party, and her auntie Annette ran a half marathon! 🏃🏻♀️
As well as Mr Moore's sixth form class at Allestree Woodlands School who held a multitude of cake sales & charity stalls throughout the past year to raise £1271.99! 🍰
Hospital visits can be an incredibly difficult time for families of young cancer patients, some of whom have to stay on the ward for weeks at a time as they battle this horrible disease together.
🌈 Yet we're so thankful for the determination of families like Charley's, who work together to fundraise in order to help other families going through the same experience.
🌈 We're so grateful for all those who know of classmates, family friends, or local children who are fighting cancer, and choose to fundraise as a way of offering support, as the pupils of Allestree Woodlands School have done.
We wish that cancer was a thing of the past. But until that day, we want to celebrate all of the generous people who are reaching out and offering a helping hand to these children and their families.
Your money goes such a long way on our Children's Cancer Ward and directly impacts the lives of young patients.
🌟Through the Big Appeal, families of patients on Ward E39 will be looked after through enhanced accommodation facilities.
🌟Children's brain tumours will be diagnosed more accurately through a new specialist iMRI machine.
🌟The Children's Cancer Ward will continue to be a child-friendly environment with activities, toys, games, and therapies for children of all ages to provide a welcome distraction from hospital life.
YOU are the ones who make this possible.
Thank you so much!
👉🏼 If you'd like to join these guys and get involved with fundraising for the Children's Cancer Ward – or any other area in Nottingham Children's Hospital – please head to our website to find out more about how you can help young patients: www.nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk/appeals/the-big-appeal
#BigAppeal #NottinghamChildrensHospital #Here4Nottingham
The Radiology Rollers are back on their bikes! The Radiology team from Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust raised over £2,500 when they completed Cyclone24 in February and now they've set their sights on Cycle Live Nottingham! They're raising money for paediatric imaging equipment as part of our Big Appeal for Nottingham Children's Hospital.
As Cycle Live official charity partner, we have a limited number of FREE PLACES available for our fundraisers. Visit our website for more details: www.nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk/events/cycle-live-nottingham/
Yesterday we were lucky to be joined by four fabulous volunteers from PKF Cooper Parry who spent the day at Hayward House, the specialist palliative care centre at City Hospital.
Huge thanks to Louise, Josh, Stacey and Andy who worked so hard sorting and storing all of the craft and activity supplies for day therapy patients - you have truly done wonders!
The team from Rotary Club of Nottingham set off from John O'Groats this morning. Good luck guys, we're so proud of you and so grateful for everything you are doing! Rotary Club of Nottingham - John O'Groats to Lands End
If you've got the Robin Hood gear, we've got a very unique idea... We're on the hunt for a team of Robin Hoods to join our Big QMC Abseil on 9th June!
Put on your tabard, take a deep breath, and join us at the top of the Queen's Medical Centre. You'll abseil 85ft down one of the UK's highest hospitals and raise money for your chosen ward/department, all whilst looking like a Nottingham hero!
FIND OUT MORE: https://www.nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk/events/big-qmc-abseil-2018/
We know that when your lose someone you love, you want to celebrate their life in the way that is most fitting to them. Remembering a relative, friend or colleague by supporting Nottingham Hospitals Charity can be a wonderful way to pay tribute their memory. You can choose to support the area of the hospitals closest to their heart by donating, taking part in a fundraising event, or setting up a regular gift.
During #DyingMatters week, we’re encouraging our supporters to build a legacy for their loved ones by holding a collection, baking a cake, taking part in a running event, or organising a karaoke marathon – we’ll support you in doing whatever you know would make them most proud!
For more information, visit https://www.nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk/making-a-donation/giving-gift-memory/ or give us a call on 0115 962 7905.